Speakers Bureau
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The IRC Speakers Bureau is a collection of IRC members willing to share their expertise and experiences with the Greater Kansas City area. The members of the Bureau don’t charge a fee for their speaking time and are available to the Greater Kansas City area (but it is ultimately their decision where to travel).

Click on the pictures of the speakers to learn more about them.


Jeffrey Bell

Shareholder – Polsinelli PC
Immigration law and policy




Kirk Doan

Attorney at Stinson Leonard Street LLP
International mails, foreign postal systems, health care policy of other countries



Pamela Frank
Director of International Services, Children's Mercy Hospital
Global business, international healthcare




Matthew Hughes
Executive Director of the IRC
Cultural competence, global education 

Dr. Brad Kleindl
Dean, College of Management and Professor of Marketing at Park University
Marketing, Management, Academia


Dr. Michael Makara
Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Central Missouri (UCM)  
Middle Eastern politics and current events in the Middle East




Dr. Emmanuel Ngomsi
President, All World Languages & Cultures, Inc.
Intercultural communication



Holly Nielsen
Senior counsel, Baring Vostok Capital Partners




Robert Rebori
President of Bio-Microbics
International Business (including trade shows, meetings, and pricing policies)


Dr. Karen Schell

Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Kansas Medical Center
Development of Respiratory Therapy in Ghana



Michael Wood
Board member of local, national, and international non-profits
SE Asia, Africa (primarily West and South), poaching of endangered species, Peace Corps




Dr. Brian Wright 
Professor of Political Science at Johnson Country Community College
United Nations, immigration, human rights, environmental politics